Senior Legal Advisor
  • Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Faircape
Job Description

The Faircape Group constitutes a group of companies with interests in a number of activities including Telecommunications, fibre provisioning, an ISP, Water and Electricity Utility Management and infrastructure installation, Property Management and related activities.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Advisor to join our Legal Department based in Claremont, Cape Town.
The various divisions that you will be involved with are inclusive of:

  • Faircape Property Management Services
  • Faircape Commercial Leasing
  • Faircape Sales and Leasing
  • Faircape Financial Services
  • Water Utility Management
  • CCTV Technologies
  • Faircape Laundry
  • Faircom
  • Inpower

To read more about the above mentioned divisions please click here:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the CEO to understand the Group’s strategy and to identify potential risks or issues;
  • Assist in documenting policies and processes to ensure the effective operation of the Group;
  • Responsible for identifying legal risk and compliance and ensuring that same is implemented and managed effectively;
  • Taking instructions and drafting lease agreement, addenda cession and assignment of leases, renewal of lease agreement, etc.;
  • Participate in lease negotiations. Managing tenants arrears, litigation process, settlement proposal and collection of arrears;
  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial property contracts within the Group
  • Manage the execution of purchase and sale agreements including the transfer of residential / sectional title and commercial properties.
  • Draft and review legal agreements.
  • Preparation of legal advice based on sound legal research;
  • Liaising with Attorneys on all legal matters, including conveyancing;
  • Drafting of Fibre Installation and other IT based agreements (ie. High Site Agreements), Shareholders Agreements, Service Level Agreements and other relevant agreements required;
  • Amending / improving existing agreements to ensure they are compliant and up-to-date with latest laws and operational requirements;
  • Managing tenant arrears and / or collections including issuance of letters of demand, drafting or summons/rent interdict and execution thereof.
  • Managing litigation processes, settlement proposals, High Court work including briefing Advocates and Attorneys and closely managing the Group and it’s client’s extensive portfolio of debt collection.
  • Remain abreast of all changes in the legal, tax and corporate governance in South Africa and internationally.
  • Provide technical input on proposed changes to legislation ie. Community Schemes Ombud Service Act regulations.
  • Advise management of changes in legislation and implementation of same;
  • Vetting of marketing material and external communications (including website and disclaimers)
  • Attending the Masters office, Deeds office, CSOS, CCMA, City of Cape Town if required
  • Completing jotforms after agreements signed to ensure accounts bill correctly
  • Scanning, saving docs to google drive and entering salient points on tracking sheet
  • Ensuring agreements are signed and tracked through to completion.
  • Uploading links to all signed agreements to Legal Library
  • Revising templates and updating version control.


  • LLB degree
  • Admitted attorney
  • Qualified Conveyancer advantageous

Experience and knowledge

  • 3+ years similar experience within a law firm or corporate environment
  • Conveyancing / Property experience advantageous
  • Commercial drafting experience beneficial

Skills and Attributes

  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to multitask
  • Logical, systematic and methodical approach to work
  • Flexible in picking up responsibilities related to legal
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mediation skills and ability to settle disputes
  • Creative and innovative
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and produce quality work within deadlines set

Specific Requirements

  • Own transport
  • Clear health record
  • Clear credit record
  • No criminal record
  • Contactable and positive references

We offer Barista produced coffee available all day to all our staff at Claremont.

Normal working hours are Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a 45-minute lunch break. The company allows employees, by approval of the direct manager, to work flexi-time between 07h00 and 18h00.
With centrally located and modern offices just across from Cavendish in Claremont, Faircape offers a market-related salary from R 60 000.00 Cost to Company per month. The amount offered will be dependent on qualifications, experience, and other market-related factors.

To see more about Faircape and what we have to offer go and look at our wonderful website -

To learn more about Faircape, please see below a link to our Magazine -
Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful._

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: R780,000.00 per year

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